Stories for January 19, 2013
PolitiFact has been keeping a list -- a very long list -- on the president's first term.
Editor's note: NPR's Corey Dade recently traveled to New York to interview the Rev. Al Sharpton about the unusual arc of his checkered career, from pugnacious street fighter for racial justice to savvy insider with ties to CEOs, a successful television show and the the ear of a soon-to-be second-term president. Click on the slideshow above to see a day in the life of Sharpton and hear more about how he juggles it all while running a civil rights organization with 40 chapters across the nation, hosting his own radio show, and appearing on PoliticsNation -- all on the same day.
Every year, when the Advocate magazine publishes their list of the 'Gayest Cities in America' it comes with a few surprises. This year was no different.
After the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, the town arranged for students to go to school in an available building the neighboring town of Monroe. Now, Newtown is deliberating what to do with the building where the shootings took place and whether to build a new school.
Spc. Lance Pilgrim was among the first Army troops to enter Iraq in March 2003. Eventually, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and died from an accidental overdose in 2007 at the age of 26.
President Obama says he's willing to use "whatever power his office holds" to stop gun violence, but the fate of many of his White House proposals will rest in no small part with one man: the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
This weekend, hundreds of thousands of people -- including President Obama and his family -- are participating in volunteer activities around the country. Saturday's National Day of Service kicks off the president's second inauguration and honors Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
The Algerian government gave no advance notice that it was planning to launch a military operation to rescue hostages at the remote In Amenas natural gas field, despite offers of support and advice by many nations, including the U.S.